Friday, April 28, 2017

Another Chapter of the Criminality of the Syrian Regime and the World is Watching!!

Press Release

 On Tuesday morning April 4, 2017, the world awoke to a horrific massacre in the city of Khan Sheikhoun of Idlib, west of Syria, where the oppressive Syrian regime used poisonous sarin gas, killing more than 100 civilians and wounding more than 400, mostly children, as confirmed by the Directorate of Health in Idlib.
Al-Jazeera correspondent reported that about 30 children and women were killed instantly, while others died before reaching the hospital. Amid warnings of a humanitarian disaster in the city, which is suffering from a mass displacement after the massacre, was the reappearance of warplanes to bomb defense centers and medical points, destroying Ar-Rahmah Hospital, which was providing first aid for the victims.
This horrific massacre brought to mind the tragic event that took place on 21 August 2013, in which about 1500 people were killed in the city of Ghouta, Damascus. Without the shedding of a single drop of blood, the people died in their sleep, and more than 5,000 others, mostly children and women, were wounded in the most notorious attack with chemicals, again by the brutal bombing of the Syrian regime's forces.
The Syrian regime has carried out attacks with internationally banned chemical and poisonous weapons in various opposition controlled areas over the past years, which amounted to more than 140 attacks which left hundreds of martyrs and wounded. This was amidst a global condemnation of this regime coming from more than 12 independent organizations and 6 governments of major states.
Once again condemnations and expressions of regret and sadness are repeated, hardly without missing the statements of the heads of major countries, especially America, which had previously announced since 2013 a plan to remove the chemical arsenal, as a way to circumvent implementation of Barack Obama's threat to Assad earlier that "the use of chemicals is a red line." Kerry hinted then that the removal of chemical weapons would be a good solution and would prevent American military intervention, a solution which Russia announced that it would adopt and would convince Assad of.
However, the continuation of the Assad regime bombing more Syrian cities with toxic chlorine gas after the Ghouta massacre, the latest of which was days ago in Khan Sheikhoun city, and without a practical response from the international community, rather the latter  seeks to look for a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis, and without a guarantee on the trial of the perpetrators of those massacres, all this is  blatant evidence of the support of those countries for this regime and prolonging it through these negotiations, which despite  their many names and different venues, their content remains one and that is, an increase in the killing, displacement and dislodgment to bury the revolution, which was marked by Islamic slogans and demands since its inception. This is as part of restructuring this mangled regime according to their interests and strangling any attempt to breathe outside their colonial system.
The suffering of our people in Ash-Sham has been increased by the silence of the rulers of the Muslims who still flatter their masters to the extent of closing the border crossings in the face of the fugitives escaping the oppression of the regime and in the face of the wounded and injured following this or that terrible massacres under the pretext of security concerns. A Turkish official said that authorities closed Bab al-Hawa crossing with Idlib suburb, on Tuesday, “for security reasons”, indicating that it would reopen as soon as possible, despite dozens of ambulances carrying wounded people still waiting in front of the gate after being closed by the Turkish authorities.
The people of Ash-Sham as all Muslims, did not and will not seek their salvation from such rulers, but they are crying with grief and sorrow filled eyes to the armies of Muslims stationed in their barracks, especially those who are a few kilometers away from them, to come to our victory, to the relief of our anguish and the arbitration of our Lord's law through the establishment of the Khilafah (Caliphate) State on the method of the Prophethood, in which we will enjoy security and safety and will heal our breasts from the oppressors, the abusers of the lives of all of mankind.
Allah (swt) says:
﴿يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنْ تَنْصُرُوا اللَّهَ يَنْصُرْكُمْ وَيُثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَكُمْ * وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فَتَعْسًا لَهُمْ وَأَضَلَّ أَعْمَالَهُمْ * ذَلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ كَرِهُوا مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأَحْبَطَ أَعْمَالَهُمْ
“O you who have believed, if you support Allah, He will support you and plant firmly your feet. But those who disbelieve - for them is misery, and He will waste their deeds. That is because they disliked what Allah revealed, so He rendered worthless their deeds.” [Muhammad: 7-9]

Women’s Section
in The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Why is it only the Islamically motivated gender separation a problem?

Press Release

On Tuesday 4th of April, the media in general and TV drew attention in its program “Kalla Fakta” that the Al-Azhar School has separate seating places in its school bus for boys and girls, that a cafeteria in Tensta refers men and women to different sitting places and that there are “moral police” roaming in the suburbs. Stefan Löfven was quick to call it abhorrent. Gustav Fridolin was also quick to say that this is unacceptable.
Does Stefan Löfven even think that the youth club that TV4 talked about in the same program that was founded early in 2015 and was only for women is also abhorrent? When we know that Anna Jonazon from his own party supports the idea. What does Gustav Fridolin think about that Awad Hersi from the Green Party also supported the idea, is it also unacceptable? Perhaps Stefan Löfven and Gustav Fridolin would rather suggest that Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lotta Schelin play in the same gender mixed national team. However that is apparently not as abhorrent because the motive is not an Islamic one. It is as much acceptable as the idea of the large number of gender segregated toilets in Sweden. In the beginning of February, SVT reported positively about the Facebook group “Honesty & the bees”, which is only for women. Elza Dunkels, associate professor and internet researcher at Umeå University, supported the idea in a positive light. Doesn’t the government have bigger issues to deal with, which we have highlighted in a previous video.
The question is: why is it only the Islamically motivated gender separation a problem? To take this discussion seriously, one can ask oneself: why isn’t the vile treatment of refugees at schools in Ronneby and Thoren Framtid as big of a problem because the refugees were referred to a separate entrance?
Obviously from the examples above, the separation in of itself isn’t the problem, the problem is what they have against Islam! Just a few days ago we realised a video that highlighted the repeated attacks on Islam and Muslims in Swedish society. A couple of days later a new campaign began to once again smear the Islamic values hoping to break the Muslim youth’s ties with them. The attacks put the Muslims under pressure between wanting to live a calm life without any problems or preserve their Islamic identity. Just like Devin Rexvid, researcher on social work at Umeå University, commented in relation to the report about the signal that the so called “moral cops” send to women in the suburbs is: “if you don’t live as we say, as we prescribe, as we expect then you don’t belong here.” Similarly the society is sending the same signal to the Muslims that refuse to sacrifice their Islamic values that either they adapt to the society or else they do not belong in it. However the only difference is that the former signal does not match with reality- as it is known for anyone who lives in the suburbs that the streets are filled with women dressing up in all kinds of ways- while the latter signal is now a reality.
To the Muslims we say that these repeated attacks only occur because Islam, despite all this denigration, keeps growing. When the arguments with its enemies run out they shift to smears and attacks. This should be a source of strength to us for the treasure we carry. We do not apologize for being Muslims and we will be steadfast in our Islam at all times and places and we will continue to do so. It is our duty to present Islam as it is without adding to or subtracting anything from it. Allah saved us from the darkness of ignorance and brought us to the light which is Islam, let us not fall for the pressure of this society and fall back to ignorance. After hardships comes ease. Allah Almighty says:
﴿وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ قَوْلًا مِّمَّن دَعَا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا وَقَالَ إِنَّنِي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ
“And who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says, "Indeed, I am of the Muslims."” [Fussilat: 33]
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in Scandinavia

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

America Frees Pentagon Hand in Somalia In Conjunction with a Severe Famine Threatening Thousands of People with Starvation

 US President Donald Trump has said the US military will have more authority to pursue Al Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia and he will allow more "aggressive" air strikes at the Pentagon's request. Military Times Newspaper in its report translated by arabi21 (2/4/2017) stated that, "Trump’s new resolution allows US Special Forces to accompany the Somali National Army and others in the African Union in the fighting, which opens the door for the United States to launch air strikes". The head of US Africa Command, General Thomas Waldhauser, has refused to restrict the flexibility of his forces in operations inside Somalia, despite warnings of further civilian casualties.
The announcement to delegate more authority to the Pentagon in Somalia was preceded by news of the impact of drought, famine, cholera and conflicts on Somalia and that the world stands a chance of not more than three to four months to save millions of people in Yemen and Somalia from starvation. In the past few days, images of people affected by the drought that hit Somalia in the north and south have been overshadowed on all kinds of media. The world has witnessed the death of hundreds, the displacement of thousands, and the death of animals in vast numbers, and bodies scattered in open spaces appeared on screens. The images of empty wells, thirsty mouths, exhausted faces, and children and women in their last dying breaths echoed the famine that hit Somalia between 2010 and 2012, during which more than a quarter of a million people died because of the slackening international response to the famine alarm in Somalia.
The news of famine in Somalia is not hidden from anyone. The El Nino climatic phenomenon struck the East Africa region, which makes drought a recurrent phenomenon in Somalia. The world has known the impact of drought and dearth on the people of the country and their displacement to refugee camps in search of what fills their bellies and their children’s bellies. The United Nations has identified Somalia among the four countries threatened by famine, along with northern Nigeria, Yemen and southern Sudan, and have confined the four regions as war zones, where acute conflicts hinder aid access and impede development projects in those countries. Despite this, the United States chose this time to bomb the heads of the displaced innocent women and children under the pretext of persecuting extremist groups!
Somalia has been faltering for decades between a political vacuum, absence of the state, devastated economy, and foreign intervention that spreads chaos and did nothing for the benefit of the people, with forces of different nationalities ruled by those who do not observe any pact of kinship or covenant of protection. The tragedy of Somalia is not in the drought, famine and the failed harvest, rather it is in the political vacuum and the absence of the concept of one Ummah, strengthening one another. The crisis in Somalia has intensified and the rest of the Ummah has left it a victim of the foreign troops and of the greed of Ethiopia, Kenya and other countries. The relief campaigns have been limited to individual initiatives and good deeds by the sincere of the sons of our great Ummah while the idiots and the tyrants compete to waste the wealth of the Ummah.
The American escalation converts Somalia from an emergency zone and a humanitarian disaster into an "area of active hostilities" and people will not be spared from the accidental bombing incidents that leave women and children victims.
May Allah have mercy on the days when the rulers of the Ummah would sprinkle wheat on mountain peaks so that it would not be said that a bird is goes hungry in the Muslim lands...
﴿وَقَالُوا حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ سَيُؤْتِينَا اللَّهُ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ وَرَسُولُهُ إِنَّا إِلَى اللَّهِ رَاغِبُونَ
CMO_Sigflatt“and said, "Sufficient for us is Allah ; Allah will give us of His bounty, and [so will] His Messenger; indeed, we are desirous toward Allah," [it would have been better for them].” [At-Tawbah: 59]
Women’s Section
in The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir